UC, Occupy the Farm present arguments on preliminary injunction

Legal council for Occupy the Farm and the UC met at the Hayward Hall of Justice Thursday to present arguments on a preliminary injunction that would indefinitely bar the protesters from the UC-owned farmland in Albany. If Alameda County Superior Court Judge David Hunter approves the injunction, the 15 protesters
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Litigation continues against Gill Tract occupiers

Ongoing litigation continues against protesters who occupied UC-owned land in Albany two weeks after UCPD cleared out the encampment. Two of the 10 protesters arrested during the May 14 raid on the Occupy the Farm camp had their charges dropped by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office last Wednesday, and
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Nine arrested following police raid on Occupy the Farm

ALBANY, Calif. — UCPD arrested nine protesters as they retook control of UC-owned land in Albany Monday morning. Officers from UC Berkeley and seven other UC campuses issued a dispersal order to Occupy the Farm protesters — most of whom were outside the east gate to the land near the
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Gill Tract occupiers disregard democratic process

In the UC Village in Albany, I live within a stone’s throw of the Gill Tract, and for the past three weeks, I have had a front-row seat to the escalating conflict between the Occupy the Farm movement and the University of California, Berkeley. I’ve watched it unfold from two
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UC issues lawsuit against Gill Tract protesters

The UC initiated its first piece of litigation against the protesters occupying university-owned land in Albany by filing a lawsuit Wednesday. The lawsuit – which names 15 defendants and lists 150 others under the title “Does” due to their current lack of identification – alleges the defendants “cut the chains
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Police block entrances to Albany farm encampment

ALBANY, Calif. — UCPD blocked off vehicle access to the encampment on UC-owned land in Albany known as the Gill Tract early Wednesday morning, causing protesters to fear their camp would be raided. The west entrance to the land on Jackson Street was blockaded with a concrete barrier in front of a fence
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Gill Tract occupiers are there to farm

Many readers have undoubtedly heard about the recent Occupy the Farm action in Albany to “take back the tract.” As an undergraduate who has been involved in organizing the action, I would like to offer my personal experience, debunk a few misconceptions about the action and encourage fellow undergraduates to
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